ZoneFlex R720

Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi Access Point with Multi-gigabit Backhaul for the Densest Device Environments

Looking for the best multi-gigabit Wi-Fi in the business but cost-conscious about replacing the existing cable infrastructure? The Ruckus R720 indoor access point is our highest capacity four-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi access point and supports multi-gigabit 2.5 GbE. This access point enables the reuse of existing Cat 5e cables and maximizes the performance of your Wave 2 infrastructure without paying extra for multi-gigabit technology that cannot be used. Together with Ruckus WLAN controllers, you get the best enterprise Wi-Fi in the business and your users get a consistently great Wi-Fi experience—fast, reliable, and secure.

Maximize Wi-Fi Speeds
Maximize Wi-Fi Wave 2 performance by connecting to multi-gigabit switches using the onboard 2.5GbE (802.3bz) port.
Mitigate interference and extend coverage with patented BeamFlex+ utilizing over 4,000 directional antenna patterns.
Improve throughput automatically with ChannelFly which dynamically finds less congested Wi-Fi channels to use.
Connect More Devices
Support more simultaneously devices with four MU-MIMO spatial streams.
Connects the latest devices with concurrent dual-band radios (2.4GHz / 5GHz) with support for legacy clients.
Deliver More
Augment AP capabilities through the onboard USB 2.0 port to support technologies like BLE.
Enable location-based analytics with only Wi-Fi APs and Smart Positioning Technology (SPoT).
Support big data analytics with SmartCell Insight (SCI).
  • Description
    4x4:4ss 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with 2.5Gbps backhaul
  • Maximum PHY rate
    1733 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz)
    802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    512
  • Radio chains:streams
    4x4:4ss
  • BeamFlex gains
    6dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    15dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx sensitivity
    -104dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet ports
    1 – 2.5GbE
    1 – 1GbE

Data Sheets

ZoneFlex R720

Multi-gigabit Technology

General Wireless Technologies

What it means:

Multi-gigabit technology and specifically the IEEE 802.3bz standard, formally introduced as 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T in 2016. IEEE 802.3bz is a standard for Ethernet over twisted pair copper wire at speeds of 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps.

Why you should care:

Gigabit connections have served us well for many years, delivering fast low-latency data to laptops, smartphones and other devices. However, the latest generation of APs can overwhelm a 1 GbE connection so that the wired network becomes a performance bottleneck. Multi-gigabit technology, which operate above 1 Gbps supports new data rate of 2.5 Gbps, while still leveraging commonly deployed Cat 5e cabling. Thus, enterprises can maximize the performance of their Wi-Fi networks in the most cost-effective, least-disruptive manner. The Ruckus ICX Z-series switches and the ZoneFlex R720 access point support multi-gigabit technology / 802.3bz to help organizations maximize their Wi-Fi network performance.